Universal Studios Home Entertainment will bring Silent House to Blu-ray in July. Directed by Chris Kentis and Laura Lau (Open Water), this thriller stars Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene) as Sarah, a young woman who accompanies her father (Adam Trese, 40 Days and 40 Nights) and uncle (Eric Sheffer Stevens, Julie & Julia) to their family’s secluded vacation home. Shortly after arriving, however, strange calamities befall the house, and Sarah and her father become trapped inside it. With her odds of survival rapidly declining, Sarah must try to escape the house and uncover the secret behind the malevolent forces plaguing her.
For the film – a remake of Gustavo Hernández’s 2010 feature – Kentis and Lau have employed the same aesthetic technique that Hernández brought to the original version: using long takes and CGI-assisted edits, the directors have presented the narrative as one long camera take that unfolds in real time.
Universal’s Blu-ray/DVD/UltraViolet Digital Copy combo pack offers Silent House in its 1.85:1 original aspect ratio with a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track. In addition to Universal’s standard BD-Live, pocket BLU, Advanced Remote Control, Video Timeline, Mobile-To-Go, and Keyboard functionalities, the disc contains the following bonus supplement:
- Commentary with Chris Kentis and Laura Lau